Erm, I can't remember the last time I wanted a Diva's voice to be turned down and the backing-track to be turned up, but Nelly Furtado's performance of Big Hoops (Bigger the Better) on English "entertainment" (not the adjective I'd use) show Red Or Black was definitely one of those moments.
If the increased nasality- wow I thought I'd made that word up, but spell check isn't arguing with me, so I'm using it- wasn't enough, Nelly just didn't seem to give a fig muffin: speak-singing through some of it, singing off key at other moments and just lacking any of that indestructible spirit (see what I did there?). Not her finest moment. Not by a long shot.
And why is she still promoting Big Hoops, isn't Spirit Indestructible (now you get it!) the new single? I really hope Ms Furtado hasn't given up on the new album-also entitled Spirit Indestructible- just because the singles aren't taking off! From what I've heard of it, so far, I'm really liking it. It just needs to be promoted MOAR!!
Let's chalk this performance up to jet lag and move on quietly.
|You will buy Nelly Furtado's new album!! So sayeth the HYPNOTOAD|